Glengoyne 2001 SMWS 123.17

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Complex duality
Stated Age
14 years old
2nd Fill Ex-Port Barrique
Number of bottles
55.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
29 jul 2016 12:04 pm by John Barleycorn
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 68.50

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Whisky reviews for Glengoyne 2001 SMWS 123.17

9 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.00 points.

  1. Allandale scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    added water brings tobacco  candy floss sweetness like jam, with a lovely aftertaste .
    • Nose
      Sweet, like corn candies indeed, orange jelly, hints of chocolate in package, also coconut and hazelnut shells. 
    • Taste
      Sweet juicy and fruity at the front, pineapple cake, brown sugar, warming ginger and spiced oak.
    • Finish
      For me middle long, complex but very nice.

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  3. zapfdaniel scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    a complex malt
    is OK but not a purchase candidate for me
    • Nose
      Chocolate ~55-60%, sweet, red fruit!!, earthy, cheesy becoming less, a fresh note, light mint/menthol, dark beer, some vanilla, dark malt

      with water: sweeter, herbs, a note I can't name, oak spice over time
    • Taste
      full, oily, powerful with bang
      very spicy, tart, the alcohol tingles, slightly chemical note, oak (different)

      with water: softer, tart, oak, a floral note
    • Finish
      medium to long
      bitter, tart berries, wood (like mahogany), slightly furry on the tongue

      with water: bitter liquorice,

  5. Tuco1972 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Bosi scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    That the finish in port barrels is not dominant is the strength of this bottling. To a good Bourbonreifung join the spicier notes of the port added, without obscuring the Erstreifung by acid. This is how finishing makes sense.
    • Nose
      The Portfass is very discreet in the nose. The prevailing notes are more peach, granny smith, candy canes and hay.
    • Taste
      The onset is pleasantly creamy and very gentle for the alcohol content. Orange biscuits meet caramel, ginger and cloves.
    • Finish
      The finish is reasonably long, the spices remain and oak flavoring is added.

  7. Helgo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. malthead-sven scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The port finish brings less sweetness and fruit but rather shortbread and light spices. Convinced the most in the taste.

  9. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. FernetBranco scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Issue Price November 2016: £ 59.80
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  11. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes

    Colour: Yellow gold

    Flavour profile: Spicy & dry

    Twelve years in bourbon, then finished in a second fill port
    barrique. The nose is sweet (tablet, corn candies, orange jelly, Edinburgh
    Rock), but also slightly metallic (chocolate coins in foil, tin of Anton Berg
    chocolate plum marzipans); then toasted coconut and hazelnut shells. The palate
    is sweet, juicy and fruity at the front (Jaffa cakes, upside-down pineapple
    cake, brown sugar on cooked pear) but with a back-burner of warming ginger,
    clove and spiced oak. Water brings moist tobacco and candy floss to the nose
    and the palate is now juicy as jam, the gentle tannic spice receding to the

    Drinking Tip: A pleasantly warming dram for a cold evening or after a bracing walk.


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